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Egmont Publishing are delighted to announce that in March 2018 we will publish Sir Boris the Brave and the Tall Tale Princess.

Sir Boris the Brave and the Tall Tale Princess follows the boldest, bravest and busiest knight in all the land. Written by debut picture book author Marc Starbuck, it features lively illustrations from Becka Moor.

When Princess Tilly Talltales sends an urgent rescue request, Sir Boris gallantly gallops to save her. However, it soon turns out their ideas of what an ‘emergency’ is are very different. A fearsome ‘ogre’ won’t let Tilly out of her room until she tidies it! A terrifying ‘beast’ is going to gobble her up! And she really, really needs some chocolate!

A knight adventure unlike any other, this side-splitting story will appeal to anyone who loves funny characters and fairytales with a surprising twist.

Sir Boris the Brave and the Tall Tale Princess will be published in paperback on 08 March 2018, and will come complete with detachable sword and shield for dressing-up fun!

Author Marc Starbuck

Author Marc Starbuck

Louise Grosart, Senior Commissioning Editor, said: ‘Marc Starbuck’s Sir Boris is a wonderful new character to the Egmont list and Becka Moor’s illustrations are the perfect match to Marc’s witty writing style – it’s a real treat!’

Melissa Fairley, Publishing Director for Picture Book and Gift, signed the deal for world rights with Anne Clark and Bell Lomax Moreton.

Marc Starbuck is a brand new picture book author with bags of humour and a talent for telling stories with a twist. He has written for TV programmes including Hollyoaks and Casualty. Originally from Manchester, Marc now lives in Surrey with his wife and their three very noisy but inspirational children.

Becka Moor is a children’s book illustrator and storyteller living in Manchester. She studied illustration for children’s publishing at Glyndwr University and has since worked for several publishers including Simon & Schuster, Bloomsbury, Nosy Crow, Macmillan and HarperCollins.

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